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Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 1022

MEROVINGIANS, Marseille. temp. Clotaire I. Circa 600-620. AV Solidus of 21 siliquae (22mm, 3.89 g, 6h). Struck in the name of Maurice Tiberius.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 1022.
 Estimated: $ 15 000

Early Medieval, Gold

Sold For $ 14 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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MEROVINGIANS, Marseille. temp. Clotaire I. Circa 600-620. AV Solidus of 21 siliquae (22mm, 3.89 g, 6h). Struck in the name of Maurice Tiberius. (retrograde C) N mΛVII IC(retrograde R) P P ΛVC , pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VICORI (wreath) Λ ΛVCCV, cross potent set on globe; M Λ flanking cross, X XI flanking globe; all within wreath; CONOB. Cf. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 43 (for a tremissis in the name of Maurice Tiberius); NM 28; cf. Rigold 72 (Phocas; for reverse); Belfort 2456; Prou –; MEC 1, –. Underlying luster. Superb EF. Very rare.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex Triton XXI (9 January 2018), lot 926.

‘Since Marseille, with its valuable customs revenues, was often divided between several Frankish kings, the use of an imperial name may have been intended to avoid the awkwardness of naming only one among them; it certainly did not imply any temporary re-establishment of imperial authority in southern Gaul.’ Grierson, p.18

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part II will be held Wednesday morning, 15 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.